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Human bones discovered in Washington Twp, Warren County cemetery

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office determined that no criminal act had occurred after human bones were discovered in debris at a Washington Township cemetery Thursday night, police said.

On June 18, at around 8:09 p.m., Washington Township police responded to a report of human bones being discovered at the Washington Cemetery Association, located at 14 Cemetery Hill Road, police said.

A preliminary investigation revealed that old human bones were located with brick, slate and casket debris that appear to have been disturbed accidentally, police said.

The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office determined that no criminal act had occurred. The incident has been referred to the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs who is responsible for licensing cemeteries, police said.

Washington Township Police were assisted at the scene by the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office and the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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